Integrative Psychotherapy works with different psychotherapeutic approaches which in my case includes a developmental-relational approach, integrating Object Relation theories, Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology and aspects of Humanistic Psychology. I blend my approaches based on certain core principles to include placing the client-therapist relationship at the centre of the process alongside an understanding of your development story, helping you to change old patterns of behaviour and to learn new ones.
My Approach to Integrative Psychotherapy encourages you to safely explore how you feel and to understand and make meaning of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and relationships. Together we explore and reflect on your relationships and key influences on your life, which may include family, friends, work colleagues or your wider experience of society. Integrative Psychotherapy can support you to process difficult thoughts, emotions, and painful memories, and understand how you can think and feel differently, so you can move forward.
Integrative Psychotherapy is helpful for many issues to include but not limited to relationship issues, trauma, addiction, PTSD, depression, sadness, anxiety, stress, feeling stuck and unable to thrive and not knowing how you feel or why you feel the way you do.
I recently trained as a couples therapist and refer to the work I undertake as relationship therapy. The model I use for relationship therapy is holistic and integrates a variety of concepts and approaches alongside support, care and empathy. I offer the opportunity to alleviate distress and facilitate growth by increasing the ability for change where this is desired and to improve emotional and relational connectedness to each other. Together, we will work to understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and become aware of your strengths, possible pitfalls, and areas for growth.
You may wish to seek therapy together if in your relationship you experience for example, issues with communication, trust, infidelity, sex and unfaithfulness, require assistance managing other relationships, non-traditional relationships, blended families, digital age issues and the end of a relationship.
If you experience compulsive sexual behaviours & problematic use of pornography, I am unable to assist you. However, there are organisations who may be able to support you, such as COSRT - the professional body for Psychosexual and Relationship Therapists.
On Line Therapy
Online therapy is not available for relationship therapy and is not always suitable for individual therapy due to the nature of certain issues you may wish to discuss. If this is the case, face to face therapy or an alternative therapist/organisation maybe offered.
Welcome. I know from my own experience that thinking about therapy and making contact can be difficult. I hope what you read is helpful to you. Should you wish to make an enquiry; please be assured of a warm invitation to discuss how I can support your therapy or wellbeing needs, learn more about my approach and ask questions, with no obligation to take the process further.
I look forward to meeting you.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.